The Hungarian State Folk Ensemble, regarded as one of the greatest folkloric dance ensembles in the world, was established in 1951 to preserve the folk dances and traditional costumes of Hungary and hungarian-inhabited areas by putting them on stage before the public. During the more than six decades of its existence, the Ensemble has achieved its aim by revitalizing the culture of the Hungarian people. Their rich and colorful repertoire entitles the Ensemble to be regarded as one of the top touring groups in the world.
The Ensemble has performed in 44 countries across four continents.
The choreographies are all based on authentic dances, some of them collected in isolated villages with dance elements dating back hundreds of years. The members of the Folk Orchestra play authentic, traditional instruments and perform Hungarian folk music at its highest artistic level.
Blind since birth, Michael was East Atlantic Sales Manager for a tech company and worked on the 78th floor of World Trade Center Tower One. When the tower was hit by the first plan on 9/11, he and his guide dog Roselle led co-workers down over 1,400 steps to safety. Now, he owns his own firm and frequently consults and speaks about issues of team work, inclusion and technology. Michael holds a master’s degree in physics and has received many honors and awards – both before and after 9/11.
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Award winning Native American Flutist will perform on all WS campuses. This 15 year old singer/songwriter is taking the music scene by storm. He plays drums, piano, violin, Native American flute as well as composes music for all these instruments. Gareth's music is full of meaning and appeals to all audiences. Admission is free and everyone is welcome. A Yellow Ticket Event sponsored by the International Education Fee.